Live At The BBC • Beatles UK album

UK double vinyl album Live At The BBC

‘Live At The BBC’ UK album – front cover
Front cover
‘Live At The BBC’ UK album – inside cover, folded-out
Inside cover, folded-out
‘Live At The BBC’ UK album – back cover
Back cover
‘Live At The BBC’ UK album – Apple record label
Record label
  • Label: Apple PCSP 726
  • Released: 30th November 1994
  • Sales figures: after 1 week – 350,000; to date – 650,000
  • Peak position:
    Record Retailer – #1
  • Weeks at No.1: 1 – from 10th December 1994
  • Weeks in chart: 20 – from 10th December 1994

Side A: “Beatles Greetings” / From Us To You / “Riding On A Bus” / I Got A Woman / Too Much Monkey Business / Keep Your Hands Off My Baby / I’ll Be On My Way / Young Blood / A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues / Sure To Fall (In Love With You) / Some Other Guy / Thank You Girl / “Sha La La La La!” / Baby It’s You / That’s All Right (Mama) / Carol / Soldier Of Love
Side B: “A Little Rhyme” / Clarabella / I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You) / Crying, Waiting, Hoping / “Dear Wack!” / You Really Got A Hold On Me / To Know Her Is To Love Her / A Taste Of Honey / Long Tall Sally / I Saw Her Standing There / The Honeymoon Song / Johnny B. Goode / Memphis, Tennessee / Lucille / Can’t Buy Me Love / “From Fluff To You” / Till There Was You
Side C: “Crinsk Dee Night” / A Hard Day’s Night / “Have A Banana!” / I Wanna Be Your Man / “Just A Rumour” / Roll Over Beethoven / All My Loving / Things We Said Today / She’s A Woman / Sweet Little Sixteen / “1822!” / Lonesome Tears In My Eyes / Nothin’ Shakin’ (But The Leaves On The Trees) / Hippy Hippy Shake / Glad All Over / I Just Don’t Understand / So How Come (No One Loves Me) / I Feel Fine
Side D: I’m A Loser / Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby / Rock And Roll Music / Ticket To Ride / Dizzy Miss Lizzy / Kansas City/Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! / “Set Fire To That Lot!” / Matchbox / I Forgot To Remember To Forget / “Love These Goon Shows!” / I Got To Find My Baby / Ooh! My Soul / “Ooh! My Arms” / Don’t Ever Change / Slow Down / Honey Don’t / Love Me Do

All tracks by Lennon/McCartney except (1,3,13,18,22,33,35,37,39,45,59,62,65) Spoken, (4) Charles, (5,16,29,30,40,44,55,63) Berry, (6,66) Goffin/King, (8) Leiber/Stoller/Pomus, (9) Thompson, (10) Perkins/Claunch/Cantrell, (11) Leiber/Stoller/Barrett, (14) David/Williams/Bacharach, (15) Crudup, (17) Cason/Moon, (19) Pingatore, (20) Thomas/Biggs, (21) Holly, (23) Robinson, (24) Spector, (25) Scott/Marlow, (26) Johnson/Penniman/Blackwell, (28) Theodorakis/Sansom, (31) Collins/Penniman, (34) Willson, (46) Burnette/Burnette/Burlison/Mortimer, (47) Fontaine/Colacrai/Lampert/Gluck, (48) Romero, (49) Bennett/Tepper/Schroeder, (50) Wilkin/Westberry, (51) Bryant, (54,60,68) Perkins, (57,67) Williams, (58) Leiber/Stoller/Penniman, (61) Kelser/Feathers and (64) Penniman

Total running time: 132.21

The Beatles recorded 275 different numbers at the BBC, totalling 58 different songs. This album contains 56 of them – thirty of which had never been heard on a Beatles album before.

One of them is even a Lennon/McCartney original – ‘I’ll Be On My Way’. The rest of the set includes eight by Chuck Berry, four by Elvis, four by Little Richard and five by George’s favourite – Carl Perkins. They also cover songs by Buddy Holly, Smokey Robinson, The Everly Brothers and The Shirelles.

The cover photo was taken outside the BBC Paris Theatre in Lower Regent Street. The back cover deserves a special mention because of the ‘ghost’ in the background. They decided to use exactly the same background scene but pasted in The Beatles from another shot. This resulted in an amusing …

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UK double CD album Live At The BBC

‘Live At The BBC’ UK album – CD front cover
Front cover
‘Live At The BBC’ UK album – CD back cover
Back cover
‘Live At The BBC’ UK album – Apple CD label
CD label
  • Label: Apple CDPCSP 726
  • Released: 30th November 1994
  • Sales figures: after 1 week – 350,000; to date – 650,000
  • Peak position:
    Record Retailer – #1
  • Weeks at No.1: 1 – from 10th December 1994
  • Weeks in chart: 20 – from 10th December 1994

CD 1: “Beatles Greetings” / From Us To You / “Riding On A Bus” / I Got A Woman / Too Much Monkey Business / Keep Your Hands Off My Baby / I’ll Be On My Way / Young Blood / A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues / Sure To Fall (In Love With You) / Some Other Guy / Thank You Girl / “Sha La La La La!” / Baby It’s You / That’s All Right (Mama) / Carol / Soldier Of Love / “A Little Rhyme” / Clarabella / I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You) / Crying, Waiting, Hoping / “Dear Wack!” / You Really Got A Hold On Me / To Know Her Is To Love Her / A Taste Of Honey / Long Tall Sally / I Saw Her Standing There / The Honeymoon Song / Johnny B. Goode / Memphis, Tennessee / Lucille / Can’t Buy Me Love / “From Fluff To You” / Till There Was You
CD 2: “Crinsk Dee Night” / A Hard Day’s Night / “Have A Banana!” / I Wanna Be Your Man / “Just A Rumour” / Roll Over Beethoven / All My Loving / Things We Said Today / She’s A Woman / Sweet Little Sixteen / “1822!” / Lonesome Tears In My Eyes / Nothin’ Shakin’ (But The Leaves On The Trees) / Hippy Hippy Shake / Glad All Over / I Just Don’t Understand / So How Come (No One Loves Me) / I Feel Fine / I’m A Loser / Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby / Rock And Roll Music / Ticket To Ride / Dizzy Miss Lizzy / Kansas City/Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! / “Set Fire To That Lot!” / Matchbox / I Forgot To Remember To Forget / “Love These Goon Shows!” / I Got To Find My Baby / Ooh! My Soul / “Ooh! My Arms” / Don’t Ever Change / Slow Down / Honey Don’t / Love Me Do

All tracks by Lennon/McCartney except (1,3,13,18,22,33,35,37,39,45,59,62,65) Spoken, (4) Charles, (5,16,29,30,40,44,55,63) Berry, (6,66) Goffin/King, (8) Leiber/Stoller/Pomus, (9) Thompson, (10) Perkins/Claunch/Cantrell, (11) Leiber/Stoller/Barrett, (14) David/Williams/Bacharach, (15) Crudup, (17) Cason/Moon, (19) Pingatore, (20) Thomas/Biggs, (21) Holly, (23) Robinson, (24) Spector, (25) Scott/Marlow, (26) Johnson/Penniman/Blackwell, (28) Theodorakis/Sansom, (31) Collins/Penniman, (34) Willson, (46) Burnette/Burnette/Burlison/Mortimer, (47) Fontaine/Colacrai/Lampert/Gluck, (48) Romero, (49) Bennett/Tepper/Schroeder, (50) Wilkin/Westberry, (51) Bryant, (54,60,68) Perkins, (57,67) Williams, (58) Leiber/Stoller/Penniman, (61) Kelser/Feathers and (64) Penniman

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